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MAYUZUMI: Bugaku / Mandala Symphony / Rumba Rhapsody


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MAYUZUMI: Bugaku / Mandala Symphony / Rumba Rhapsody

The Japanese composer Toshiro Mayuzumi enjoyed a distinguished international reputation on a par with that of Toru Takemitsu. Versatile and prolific, he contributed music for films, the theatre and broadcasts. This recording features two of his most rhythmically exciting and exotically scored works from the 1960s, the ballet Bugaku, based on ancient Japanese imperial dance music, and the Mandala Symphony, inspired by Buddhist teaching. Symphonic Mood was Mayuzumi’s first orchestral composition, while the colourful Rumba Rhapsody here receives what is probably its first ever performance.

Mayuzumi, Toshiro

  Symphonic Mood
1.   I. Moderato: Allegro moderato 00:09:27
2.   II. Vivo 00:09:15
3.   I. Lento 00:14:09
4.   II. Moderato - Un poco meno mosso - Allegretto - Lento 00:09:06
  Mandala Symphony
5.   I. Vajra - dhatu mandala: Tempo non equilibre 00:06:32
6.   II. Garbha - dhatu mandala: Extremement lent 00:11:04
  Rumba Rhapsody
7.   Rumba Rhapsody 00:08:00

Total Playing Time: 01:07:33

Mayuzumi, Toshiro

Yuasa, Takuo

New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Series: Japanese Classics

Genre: Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557693

Barcode: 0747313269327

Physical Release: 2005

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